Artifact Details

Title

Napier's bones card abacus table

Catalog Number

102652471

Type

Still Image

Dimensions

11 1/4 x 9 1/2 in.

Format

Photographic print

Description

This is a black and white image of a decorative table, with arches and columns that is affixed to a cabinet door of a Napier's bones card abacus device. The table's inscription reads "TABVLA [sic] MIRI-Ifica medios terminos, numerorum figuratorum in fe continens.". The table in the image shows cracks where the numbers are. Written on the verso side in blue pen is "4636" and in black pen "10/1, p.66". Also written in verso side in pencil is "E.Tomash Figure 16". There was a "23" written but has been crossed off. Written on on the white label is "PROPERTY OF ANNALS OF THE HISTORY OF COMPUTING 133 McBryde Hall Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA 24061-0119".

Category

Identification photograph; Publicity photograph

Subject

Napier, John

Credit

Gift of J.A.N. Lee

Lot Number

X3191.2005